Local Atlanta rapper, Yung Mazi, was shot to death on Aug. 6 in the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. The rapper was tragically shot multiple times in front of a pizza restaurant.
UPDATE: The Atlanta PD has released a statement exclusively to HollywoodLife.com: “At approximately 8:55 p.m. on August 7, 2017, officers responded to the area of 2012 Hosea L Williams Dr. NE regarding a male shot. It was later confirmed that a 31 year old male sustained several gunshot wounds resulting in his death. At the present time there are no suspects in custody. The incident report is being completed and is not yet available, you are welcome to check back with us. The investigation is ongoing.”
Yung Mazi, an up-and-coming rapper and Kevin Gates affiliate, was shot and killed on Aug. 6, sources confirmed to Atlanta’s 11Alive. Police responded to a shooting in Atlanta’s Kirkwood community and found the rapper had been shot multiple times in front of a pizza restaurant called Urban Pie. Police have released a description of the shooter, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution. They say the shooter is male and “has dreadlocks and was wearing them pulled back and possibly in a bun.” At the time of the shooting, he was also “wearing a white T-shirt with dark jeans at the time of the deadly shooting.”
Police have not officially revealed that Yung Mazi was the victim, but social media lit up with tributes to the young rapper. In a news conference on Aug. 6, police reportedly said that “the victim was targeted. We have very little to go on at this point in time.”
On the same day of his death, Yung Mazi posted a shocking Instagram photo and caption. “@bmgsunny @omarbwa@doit4mucho real brothers ❤️❤️❤️ ready to die bout all of em don’t play wit what I love,” he wrote. Yung Mazi was also shot at a Waffle House in Dec. 2016. He was shot 3 times and survived. After the shooting, he tweeted: “God made me bulletproof.” His death is truly a tragedy. Check out some of the Twitter tributes to the young rapper below:
— JG milliondollarkidd (@JoseGuapo) August 7, 2017
Rest In Peace Yung Mazi , You With Allah Now Ahk. 😔 Today Was a Tragedy
— $carfo Da Plug (@ScarfoDaPlug) August 7, 2017
Damn man I can't believe they just killed yung mazi smh Rest In Peace to my dog
— Yego (@NoLuvRadio) August 7, 2017
WTF!!! RIP YUNG MAZI MAN SMH
— joseph davinci (@josephdavinci_) August 7, 2017
RIP Yung Mazi. May Allah allow you into Paradise. I know the Ahkis on the Eastside taking that one hard.
— $100,000,000.00 (@ChampagneMalc) August 7, 2017
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